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Flashback: USAir 737 At LAX  
User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Posted (7 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 4012 times:

Late afternoon sunlight on a fall day bathes N300AU in all her glory as she gets pushed out for a flight.

Photo date unknown, other than early to mid 1990's.

Thanks for looking.

http://x-2000r.angelcities.com/images/Planes/US733.JPG

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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 3978 times:

I remember flying on a USAir 737-500 to LAX from SEA direct, this was in 1989. Ahh the memories. I remember their gawd awful stuffed chicken with american cheese melted inside of it YUCK!


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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 3956 times:

You COULDN'T have flown on a US 735. -300 or -400 maybe. US (to my knowledge) never operated the -200's anywhere west of the Rockies and they never operated the little -500's. Plus, the -500 didn't enter service until 1990.

I'm sure just a typo on your part....but still...

After all, your flight was an ex-PSA route. And they never served no mystery chicken with the mystery cheese goop in it.


User currently offlineRIXrat From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 789 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 3921 times:

Maybe it's just me, but something just doesn't look right about the LAX skyline behind the US 733, nor the lack of traffic around it. Could this have been taken at BUR or Orange county, or didn't US fly there and I'm all wrong...

User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

No, I am 100% positive it was taken at LAX. I took it from the outdoor walkway between T1 and T2. If the mountains in the background don't confirm that it's LAX, then the old Mission or Church or whatever it is that is barely visible behind the horizontal stabs should confirm that it's indeed LAX.

I never took any pix at BUR and SNA doesn't have any hills in the immediate vicinty.


User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2448 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 9 hours ago) and read 3839 times:

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 1):
I remember flying on a USAir 737-500 to LAX from SEA

Since USAir doesn't (didn't) have 737-500's, how'd you accomplish that?



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User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 748 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 3682 times:

Quoting Matt D (Thread starter):
Photo date unknown, other than early to mid 1990's.

The picture looks touched up to me. The USAir in the tail just doesn't look right!!

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 5):
Since USAir doesn't (didn't) have 737-500's, how'd you accomplish that?

Yes...how did you fly on a -500 of USAir??? Inquiring minds want to know!


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 5 hours ago) and read 3649 times:

In case you haven't, click on the picture and the full size should pop up in a new window. You can see for yourself that except for some quality enhancements, the picture is indeed real and true. Or else I can post an unmodified scan of the original print.

User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 5 hours ago) and read 3649 times:

Quoting BatonOps (Reply 6):
The picture looks touched up to me. The USAir in the tail just doesn't look right!!

The tail looks compressed and the picture looks like LAX. It is a cool shot. I love old stuff.


User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 5 hours ago) and read 3631 times:

Quoting Matt D (Reply 7):

Nice shot, nice memories. THinking about USAir look pretty ok in that livery and all the other versions and hybrids of it.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 3527 times:

Quoting Cactus739 (Reply 5):
Since USAir doesn't (didn't) have 737-500's, how'd you accomplish that?

733, my bad..... sorry



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User currently offlineFlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 3497 times:

Quoting Matt D (Reply 4):
then the old Mission or Church or whatever it is that is barely visible behind the horizontal stabs should confirm that it's indeed LAX.

That's the steeple of Visitation Church, which absolutely guarantees that this is LAX. I went to Visitation Elementary/Junior High School for 8 years, so I should know.



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 3496 times:
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Quoting RIXrat (Reply 3):
Maybe it's just me, but something just doesn't look right about the LAX skyline behind the US 733, nor the lack of traffic around it. Could this have been taken at BUR or Orange county, or didn't US fly there and I'm all wrong...

The buildings around LAX since the late 1980's have changed massively. There are far more activity around the airport now.

USAir's 733's and 734's (mainly old PI equipement) flew up and down the west coast, primarily between the Bay Area and the LA Basin/San Diego. Those airplanes continued on to PHX, PHL, CLT, PIT, etc. I think there were 727-200's on west coast routes other than LAX-SFO.

Anyway, I flew mainly 733's, 734's and 146's up and down the west coast on USAir.


User currently offlineCentPIT From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 990 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 3458 times:

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 12):
Those airplanes continued on to PHX, PHL, CLT, PIT, etc

Before the Airbus aircraft came in, PIT-LAX/SFO/SAN/SNA were flown with B733s! I can remember those days all to well!



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 3393 times:
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Quoting CentPIT (Reply 13):
Before the Airbus aircraft came in, PIT-LAX/SFO/SAN/SNA were flown with B733s! I can remember those days all to well!

PIT-SFO/LAX/SAN/SEA and SFO-LAX were all 727-200's when I first flew USAir. I flew the LAX-SFO portion (back then, AL21) all the time.


User currently offlinePhllax From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 3373 times:

Actually, some of the 200's did routes like DCA-MCI-SFO.

User currently offlineAirplaneBoy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 562 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 3358 times:

I flew on US in the early 90's from LAX to MCI. IIRC, they were one of the few airlines at the time with nonstop MCI service from LAX.

MattD- I LOVE your flashbacks! Keep them coming!  Smile


User currently offlineDelta777Jet From Germany, joined Jun 2000, 1264 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

I flew in 1992 LAX-RNO-LAX on there 737-300's ! Nice friendly service...no food but lots of Peanuts !!!  Smile)))))

Really liked them !



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User currently offlinePlanenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3172 times:

USAir operated what they termed the "California Shuttle" between SFO and LAX, operated with 733's. Flights departed hourly from 600am to 900pm, then every two hours. These flights had a separate check-in area at SFO, and operated out of the old PSA gates.

Combined with United's frequent flights between the two cities, at peak times there were flights every 15 to 20 mins. UA operated flights every half hour during peak times.


User currently offlineRIXrat From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 789 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3172 times:

If FlyingNanook went to the Visitation school then it has to be true. I have no axe to grind, I just thought the first set of hills were to close to LAX, but I guess photography can play tricks on your eyes. Nice photo.

User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3057 times:

Quoting CentPIT (Reply 13):
Before the Airbus aircraft came in, PIT-LAX/SFO/SAN/SNA were flown with B733s! I can remember those days all to well!

US also flew PIT-RNO and PIT-SMF at one point following the USAir/PSA merger. Both were operated in 1991, IIRC. I love how HP served almost all of the former PSA stations! The only ex-PSA station that was not served by HP at any time was CCR (Concord, CA).

My last trip to California was on a 757 from PIT to SNA. Once the 752s came onboard in 1992, they were placed on transcontinental and medium-haul flights for USAir. In fact, when PDX was switched from a 757 to a 737-300, the service was dropped in late 1995. The 752s were switched from transcons to Northeast-Florida service.



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